11 hours of straight sleep. Being at home really does make a difference. Now a roofer is up on the roof, the sun is out, and I need to figure what to do about my hair. Plus go to an office supply store and do laundry.


Home to Portland today. I’m in a mod hotel in San Fran. Yesterday I had a little time to myself so I immediately went the one place that was absolutely necessary.

Never have I appreciated a soak, a wet sauna and a naked sunbathing in the sunshine so much. I did the rounds twice: soak, steam, cold plunge, sunbathe. I walked back down Valencia a very happy girl, stopping in Good Vibrations to rummage around and at Ti Couz for a quick crepe.

Thomas will arrive on the 20th and the whole thing starts up again for three nights before winding down again for a week. Then it is off to NYC. I have been writing more in my LJ than here, because it’s easier somehow…but mostly, I’m working. I brought a book and haven’t cracked it since the plane. Speaking of planes, sigh. One more today. Get me home safe.





Oh yes. Morning in Malibu. I am so busy.

When Thomas met me at the Ashes and Snow exhibit yesterday he greeted me with a hug and “Welcome to Rock and Roll!”

Overtired. More later.

There’s a man on the roof.

It’s almost Dolby tour time! I’m still booking hotels a smidge but the west leg is done. I’ve started making the advance calls to the clubs, to make sure everything is running ok and everyone has the info they need. More of that tomorrow. That’s probably how I will spend most of tomorrow. I want to try to escape to the metal studio before I leave for LA but…well, at least I will have class Tuesday night.

We found the problem. Not huge to fix, DLJ has already made some good changes, but we might need someone to finish it off. There’s a vent thingy that should slope down along with the roof, but however they tried to stick it before, it came off, so the metal square sticks straight out, even a little up. So rain collects and flows backwards. Because it is a tile roof, can’t nail it down. Still. Now we have to clean up that section on the inside of the house, and make sure the problem is completely solved soon.

But it is sealed better now.

I got a little wacked in my last entry, but it’s a lot to think about right now. Thomas’ tour starts in less than 4 days. I’ve started packing for this first leg. I need to figure how I am going to get to the airport. I’m going to have to bum around Disney for part of the day until the House of Blues will let me in. I will have all my stuff and it’s too far to get out to Malibu where we are staying, so…ya, me and my luggage at Disney. I still need a good clipboard I can’t find one! Everything I find is crappy plastic! I need to print out some organization forms I have made. I’m still waiting on some website stuff. All that plus the roof leak and the finishing of the previous remodel and getting ready to deal with the legal stuff there, plus my own business and then the whole kid thing. Yeah. I got a little bent.

Friday I went out to CDBaby to grab some more receipts. That was fun, to see what CDBaby looks like. One. Huge. Warehouse.

I can’t wait for the tour to start, and I am terrified. But when Thomas is up there and the music is happening, it will all be good times.

i had to look up…

and inside the closet upstairs. Mold.

I went in the attic. It’s coming from the roof.

Sometimes I feel like this whole want to stay home and have a kid thing is fruitless.

I’ll have to go back to work. If the house keeps throwing things like this at us…I’ll have no choice.


So it was in my LJ that I learned about K-Fed sampling Thomas Dolby’s music. I gave him the link in chat. A couple days later it showed up in his forum from a different source…which is good, he has his fans looking out for him.

It has been going back and forth and bouncing around until today, when it started to hit mainstream.



The song is now missing from Myspace.com. Good to see though, that it’s finally hit the light of day, as the record company that Mobb Deep (legally used it, and is where Federline’s steal is from) is on sort of shrugged it off, even though it is a blatant steal. Though the article at MTV says it’s from the forum, in reality, my readers rock for pointing this out to me to pass on, getting the ball rolling! So I wanted to say thanks. Thanks, guys!

One week till tour! A week from tonight it will be Thomas Dolby at the House of Blues in Anaheim! Now, if I could just find a decent hotel for the roadies in Washington…